Gold coin Pernštejn Castle

Preparation of designs for the coin – competition conditions (pdf, 3 MB) – in Czech only
Technical preparation of the coin – competition results – in Czech only

ZM Hrad Pernštejn

On 24 October 2017 the Czech National Bank is putting into circulation the fourth gold coin from the Castles cycle. It features Pernštejn Castle. The coin is minted from 999.9 purity gold and is issued in two versions, normal quality and proof quality, which differ in surface treatment and edge marking. Proof-quality coins have a highly polished field, a matt relief and a plain edge. Normal quality coins have milled edges. The coin is 28 mm in diameter, weighs 15.55 g and is 1.85 mm thick. Deviations in diameter of 0.1 mm and thickness of 0.15 mm are allowed. Upward deviations in weight of 0.062 g and in gold content of 0.01% are permitted.

The obverse side of the coin depicts a detail of a gothic door with the repeated coat of arms of the Pernštejn family. The upper part of the door is covered with a composition of heraldic animals from the large national coat-of-arms of the Czech Republic located in shields. The upper left part of the coin field features the name of the state in Czech “ČESKÁ REPUBLIKA”. The denomination “5 000” with the abbreviated monetary unit “Kč” and the name of the cycle “HRADY” are inscribed in the lower left part of the coin field. The mark of the Czech Mint, in the form of the letters “Č” and “M”, is located near the lower edge of the coin. The reverse side of the coin features part of Pernštejn Castle. The text “HRAD PERNŠTEJN” is written in the upper left part of the coin field. The lower part of the coin field depicts a bison with a charcoal burner. The initials of the designer of the coin, Luboš Charvát – made up of the interlinked letters “L” and “Ch” – are located below the bison. The year of mintage “2017” is inscribed in the left part of the coin field.

Each coin comes with a red catalogue card containing a description and the relief of the coin.

The Czech National Bank sells its commemorative coins through contractual partners licensed to trade in numismatic material.